I can't wait for you to make this recipe!
10 Minute Microwave Peanut Brittle is buttery and crunchy, and the perfect balance of sweet and salty. This rich, golden brown peanut brittle is delicious and comes together so easily in the microwave. It is a great candy to make for the holidays and ideal for homemade gift giving.
Grab your ingredients!
– white sugar – light corn syrup – baking soda – cinnamon – nutmeg – butter – vanilla extract – salted, roasted peanuts
Start by buttering a large rimmed cookie sheet or jelly roll pan or simply spray it with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large glass bowl that is suitable for the microwave, combine sugar and light corn syrup.
Place bowl in microwave oven. Microwave on high give-or-take for 4 minutes. My Galanz ExpressWave Microwave is an 1100-Watt microwave oven. Adjust your cook time accordingly, if needed.
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave. It will be hot. Stir mixture with a silicone spatula and return to the microwave for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Keep an eye on the sugar and corn syrup mixture and remove when it becomes light golden brown in color. If it gets too dark, it may be burnt. In my 1100 watt Galanz ExpressWave microwave it is typically the perfect color near the 5 minute mark.
Remove from the microwave with pot holders, as the bowl and ingredients will be very hot. Stir in the vanilla and butter, until combined. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda mixture. Stir in the salted, roasted peanuts.
Using a silicone spatula or spoon sprayed with no-stick spray, spread the mixture onto your greased baking sheet. Spread it out evenly until it is about the same thickness as the peanuts.
Allow peanut brittle to sit for about 1-2 hours or until hardened. Mine is usually ready within a hour, but it may vary depending on where you live and the humidity level. Using your hands, break peanut brittle into pieces.